Light on the Path: A Treatise Written for the Personal Use of Those who are Ignorant of the Eastern Wisdom and who Desire to Enter Within Its Influence

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Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner & Company, 1895 - Theosophy - 40 pages

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Page 9 - All steps are necessary to make up the ladder. The vices of .men become steps in the ladder, one by one, as they are surmounted. The virtues of man are steps indeed, necessary — not by any means to be dispensed with. Yet, though they create a fair atmosphere and a happy future, they are useless if they stand alone. The whole nature of man must be used wisely by the one who desires to enter the way, Each man is to himself absolutely the way, the truth, and the life.
Page 22 - The pure artist who works for the love of his work is sometimes more firmly planted on the right road than the Occultist who fancies he has removed his interest from self, but who has in reality only enlarged the limits of experience and desire, and transferred his interest to the things which concern his larger span of life.
Page 30 - Look for it, and listen to it, first in your own heart. At first you may say it is not there; when I search I find only discord. Look deeper. If again you are disappointed, pause, and look deeper again. There is a natural melody, an obscure fount, in every human heart. It may be hidden over and utterly concealed and silenced — but it is there.
Page 5 - Before the eyes can see, they must be incapable of tears. Before the ear can hear, it must have lost its sensitiveness. Before the voice can speak in the presence of the Masters it must have lost the power to wound.
Page 11 - Look for the flower to bloom in the silence that follows the storm not till then. It shall grow, it will shoot up, it will make branches and leaves and form buds, while the storm continues, while the battle lasts. But not till the whole personality of the man is dissolved and melted — not until it is held by the divine fragment which...
Page 12 - The silence may last a moment of time or it may last a thousand years. But it will end. Yet you will carry its strength with you. Again and again the battle must be fought and won. It is only for an interval that Nature can be...
Page 16 - Only fragments of the great song come to your ears while yet you are but man. But, if you listen to it, remember it faithfully, so that none which has reached you is lost, and endeavor to learn from it the meaning of the mystery which surrounds you.
Page 27 - Know, O Disciple! that those who have passed through the silence, and felt its peace, and retained its strength, they long that you shall pass through it also. Therefore, in the Hall of Learning, when he is capable of entering there, the disciple will always find his master.
Page 32 - NOTE. — It is impossible to help others till you have obtained some certainty of your own. When you have learned the first twenty-one rules, and have entered the Hall of Learning with your powers developed and sense unchained, then you will find there is a fount within you from which speech will arise. Do not be worried if you anticipate being called upon to impart words of comfort and knowledge to others. You need not prepare yourself.
Page 9 - And that power which the disciple shall covet is that which shall make him appear as nothing in the eyes of men.

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